We’ve only just begun seeing Ethan Hawke this holiday season. He played the dad in the film Boyhood which has a strong chance at winning an Oscar on February 22, 2015. It won Best Film and Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) at this week’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards, and it won the Independent Film Audience Award at Gotham Awards. The film follows boy-turned-man Ellar Coltrane over a course of 12 years. Coltrane was six when he met Linklater.
Hawke has the Hollywood muscle to push Boyhood for an Oscar nomination (he’s been nominated as an actor and screenwriter, twice). He said of the film: “Not only is it the most special film of my career—it always will be.” That might sound like a silly comment coming from a 44-year-old but it might be true. He also said this, to his co-star Arquette who plays the mom: “I often think it would be nice to be in a hit movie where the director did glamorize you a little bit more. That you didn’t look so goddamn ordinary.” We think she looks lovely.